Saturday, March 14, 2009

News: Bin Laden Lambasts Jahili Arab Governments

Bin Laden is greatly inspired by Sayyid Qutb who wrote that Arab governments were functionally jahili (ignorant in a pre-Islamic fashion), Bin Laden has taken up the standard, seen here in a recently released audio tape.

In the recording, broadcast by Al-Jazeera television based in Qatar, a voice purporting to be the al-Qaeda leader attacked "moderate" leaders of Muslim countries for not strenuously opposing the Israeli offensive against Hamas.

"It has become clear that some Arab leaders were complicit with the Crusader Zionist alliance against our people," said the voice, which is yet to be verified.

The "Crusader Zionist Alliance"... tinfoil hats anyone?

More telling commentary from Bin Laden.

"These are the leaders that America calls moderate. The countries of the Muslim world from Indonesia to Mauritania are divided into two: some of them are crooked, while others are even more crooked.

"The Holocaust of Gaza amid a long siege is an important historical event that confirms the importance of distinguishing between Muslims and hypocrites."

When Bin Laden says "hypocrites" he is using an Arabic term munafiqeen which refers to the early period of Islam where new converts would pretend to be Muslim while secretly harboring their old religious views in order to gain the benefits of being inside the Muslim umma... namely keeping themselves safe from beheading.

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